- The World of James Herriot is a unique tribute to vet and author James Herriot. Based in his original surgery at 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire - the 'Skeldale House' of the Herriot books - it takes visitors on a journey back to the 1940s. When James Herriot died in 1995, Hambleton District Council bought the old surgery and set about painstakingly restoring it. The £1.4 million project includes recreated living quarters and sets from the TV series 'All Creatures Great and Small'. The orginal Austin 7 car used in the series sits in the cottage garden and there is an exclusive documentary to watch. An interactive gallery has been developed for children to experience science games with a veterinary twist. It sits alongside displays of artefacts from the veterinary world past and present.
The World of James Herriot